Last night we started our lesson out in the big arena... any by big I mean this thing is BIG... 200x325. This pictures doesn't do it justice but you get the idea...
So we used half of it at the beginning and then once we started cantering we we all the way around.. well I did. My trainer had be get up in a 2 point (hello 2 point challenge) and let Henry go/get him moving. We cantered 8 1/2 (yes I counted) big a** laps around the arena in 2 point and my legs were DYING! I reversed, walked half way around and picked up my canter again (to the right) in you guessed it 2 point. This time I only had to go about 4 times around.. hello jello legs :)
Then we headed up to our arena to jump. Hacked a little to remind the horses we were working and then went back and forth over an X and worked on lead changes after the jump. I was having a hard time because every time we jumped Henry wanted to drop his shoulder and go left... this was exasperated by my outside leg/spur asking for the change. Eventually I was able to keep him to the right with a strong outside rein, inside leg holding him over and outside leg asking for the change... yay for having a trainer to fix the confusion in my head :)
Trainer ride today and hopefully tomorrow.
Oh and Kat and Andy came last night so we know what that means.. pictures! :)